Dorothy Livesay: patterns in a poetic life

Front Cover
ECW Press, Jun 1, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 74 pages
0 Reviews
Dorothy Livesay published her first book of poems, Green Pitcher, in 1928, when she was just 18 years old. Since that time, she has not looked back; she has forged ahead to produce a body of work that displays an extraordinary range of concerns, influences, and techniques. Livesay has emerged as one of the strongest voices in Canadian poetry. Highlights of this illustrated biography include: the roots of Livesay's social activism: her commitment to social work and her involvement with the Communist Party; her vital contributions to the magazines New Frontier, Contemporary Verse, and CV/II; her European travels, and the Africa years - when Livesay taught English in Zambia; her lifelong battle with recurring physical illness and her struggles against barriers to political and sexual freedom and artistic growth.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information